Will not respond to PM requests for support — use the forums. If you need to reset your password, click here. I’m still fairly new to all of this and have no intentions of reverting to windows especially now. Note that some configuration settings that could be done previously in this file, now are automatically configured by the server and settings here are ignored. Finally, in theory -ati should run fine with no xorg. The open source driver, which have installed or would not be seeing a desktop, is all that is available. Threepwood Senior Member Nov 6,

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I have reinstalled the OS and now I am able to hold the shift and get to the grub It seems a bit unpredictable what number is required; 2 might work for one machine, and on a ragf identical one you have to use a different value. Maybe all you need to do is to change the driver section from “ati” to “r”.

I’ve searched extensively for drivers, but can only find radeon type drivers. If not, the advice I found here was: Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special ubungu.


Googling vesa drivers for linux now, is there a specific one or something though I should try? This leadi to crashes and errors in windows if you didn’t manually specify the correct driver for your card, or download the “detonator” driver pack from Qti which detects the correct card and installs it in windows automatically.


Driver not installed, dont know how to install graphics driver, new to this OS, cant open Grub either. Just starting out and have a question? You are losing out on amazing benefits because you are not a member.

But make a backup and make sure that you are comfortable enough to restore the backup from the command line You can try to edit the screen section. Will not respond to PM requests for support — use the forums. You are currently viewing LQ as a guest.

Another common thing to check on these old graphics cards is the AGPMode setting. By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

What you are looking for is the r driver. So do you reckon that the other driver is actually the best available? Post as a guest Name. I just have, VGA compatible controller: Help answer threads with 0 replies. Might just work even with the “ati” driver. Ubuntu Forums Code of Conduct.


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Tags for this Thread atiragevideo. Just want the system to run better if it can. Threepwood Senior Member 12.40 20, Results 1 to 6 of 6. Members Current visitors New profile posts Search profile posts. Beyond that, check your Xorg. My previous experience was with Fedora Core 1 different GPU thoughwhich was a reletively involved process, and when I tried instructions that I had found for the same drivers on Ubuntu 6. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service.

So you will need to use the -ati driver instead.

Provide an answer of your own, or ask Reffie for more information if necessary. If you just copied and pasted that xorg.

I’m with froot ati is a problem as i recently discovered i would suggest you use the vesa driver as that handles most things very Well. Executive Member Nov 16,